Tires
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posted by: safetyguy

As discussed on the show, tire safety, tire care, tire maintenance are critcal for driving.  Did You Know:

  • 11,000 tire-related crashes happen each year in the U.S.
  • 700 people die every year in tire-related crashes in the U.S.
  • 1 in 4 cars have at least one tire that is significantly underinflated.
  • Tires lose about 1 psi (pound per square inch) of pressure each month. 
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s2smodern
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posted by: safetyguy

 As discussed on November 18, 2018 show, here is an article with more information on the subject:

http://knowhow.napaonline.com/the-best-windshield-wiper-blades-for-any-weather/

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posted by: Ray Guarino

A good article from Motor Magazine on solid-state welding (cold welding) versus hot welding 

https://www.motor.com/magazine-summary/trouble-shooter-september-2018/

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Oil Life Indicators
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posted by: Ray Guarino

Here is a good article about how cars determine the oil life and when to set the light. it also talks about re-setting the monitor and gives some interesting history on the subject as well.  From the article:

"The most important thing to remember is that these estimates on the health of the oil are built around specific oils recommended by the automakers. Since the vehicle has no idea about the specification of the oil, it is critical the oil matches the oil life monitor..."

There is also information about Longer-Interval Oil Filters.  From the article:

"You can’t judge an oil filter just by opening it up and counting the pleats. Most reputable oil filter manufacturers have a warranty that will cover engine damage if the filter fails within the OE-recommended oil change intervals. If a filter manufacturer does not have this type of warranty, don’t take a chance on their filters..."

http://www.underhoodservice.com/determining-the-life-of-the-oil-how-do-oems-calculate-oil-life-percentages/

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